If you’re the owner of flat, lanky hair, you’ll know how much of a mission it can be to give it a bit of body. If you’ve tried everything from crimping to curlers, mousses and even perms, you’ll know just how frustrating it can be – and we feel your pain. Below, we’ve gathered the very best tips for giving your hair some much-needed bounce. Trust us, they work!
1. Keep it clean
It sounds gross, but the oiler your hair, the heavier it is – and the more it’s likely to hang limply against your head. Not a good look! Wash it often, focusing on the roots to keep it light and bouncy.
2. Unconditional love
We know you love to pamper your hair, and nothing says ‘luxury’ quite like a nourishing conditioner. But before you squeeze that bottle, consider this: conditioners can weigh down your hair, which is a big no-no for limp locks. If your hair is thin and lank, condition the tips only.
3. Sleep it off
Limp-haired ladies should never go to bed with wet hair. It’s likely to leave you with weird kinks and curls which can only be removed with a straightening iron – which makes your hair even limper!
4. House rules
Don’t leave the house with wet hair, suggest some limp-locked lasses. By waiting for your hair to dry completely, so you can brush it thoroughly to give it extra bounce – plus, lank hair that is allowed to air dry can often be left with an icky oily film. That’s definitely not a look you’ll love.
5. Get acrobatic
You may feel a bit silly blow-drying your hair upside down, but believe it or not, it works! Add a touch of volumising mousse, then apply heat to your crown, with your head turned upside down, to give the roots a vibrant boost
6. Say ‘no’ to product overload
Those beachy ‘Blake Lively’ waves don’t come from a bottle – they come from having naturally wavy hair (or a very expensive Hollywood stylist). The more products you use, the more you’ll weigh down your hair, so don’t believe the tales on the labels – find one good product and stick to it – I recommend Tresemme volumising lotion.
7. Fake it ‘til you make it
Just because you a) aren’t Blake Lively, and b) don’t have an expensive Hollywood stylist, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a sexy set of locks. Good quality hair extensions, like those made from real human hair, can be styled just like regular hair – plus they blend into your real hair so well, no one will know your secret. Try the luscious clip in hair extensions from Front Row and within minutes, Hollywood tresses will be yours!
8. Spray away
If you’re curling or upstyling your hair, use a firm-hold hairspray to maintain the look. For straight hair, a light texturising spray, used sparingly, can help lift your hair without causing heaviness.
9. Fire your fringe
Sorry, lanky-locked ladies, but fringes just aren’t your friend. This thin layer of hair spends its life rubbing against your forehead, getting oilier and limper by the minute. You’ll be tussling with it endlessly – but you’ll never achieve a beautifully tousled look. Leave fringes to your bouncier-haired friends.
10. Tease me baby
Watch some hair tutorials on You Tube and learn to tease and safely remove tease from your hair, this art will really help you to achieve that celebrity look and can help our finer haired friends to completely hide away their hair extensions underneath the layers of their own hair.
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